WATERMELONS

Watermelons from Greece: We are one of the few, truly, companies of production and trading watermelons.

 

The plant from the beginning to the end, from the seed to the fruit, which is ready for harvest, is our creation. From the photographs you can understand that we are not just a company like the others but we are a family business that we give everything to offer a product with superior quality above all others.

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History of Watermelon

Watermelon is thought to have originated in the Kalahari Desert of Africa. The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt and is depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphics on walls of their ancient buildings. The fruit was held is such respecting that it was positioned in the tombs of numerous Egyptian kings. It’s not necessarily shocking that watermelon performed such a crucial part within this nation, as well as consequently in nations in the Mediterranean region, since water was usually in short supply during these areas, and individuals might depend on watermelon for the thirst-quenching qualities.

Watermelons were delivered to China round the 10th century and after that towards the Western Hemisphere soon after the invention of the New World. In Russia, exactly where most of the industrial supply of watermelons is developed, there exists a well-known wine produced from this particular fruit. Along with Russia, the top industrial gardeners of watermelon involve China, Turkey, Iran and also the United States.

The 13th century found watermelon spread through the rest of Europe via the Moors. Southern food historian, John Egerton, believes watermelon made its way to the United States with African slaves as he states in his book, “Southern Food.”

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Health benefits of Watermelon

Watermelons are made up of 92% pure alkaline water, which makes them safe for the stomach and a good alternative drink. Despite popular belief that watermelon is made up of only water and sugar, watermelon is actually considered a nutrient dense food, a food that provides a high amount of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants for a low amount of calories.

Watermelons are an excellent source of the powerful carotenoid anti-oxidant, lycopene. These kinds of effective anti-oxidants travel through the entire body eliminating toxins. Free-radicals are materials within the body which can cause significant amounts of harm. They’re able to oxidize cholesterol levels, which makes it stay with blood vessel walls, exactly where it can result in stroke or heart attack. They are able to enhance the harshness of asthma attacks simply by leading to air passages to clamp down and shut. They might enhance the swelling that develops in osteoarthritis as well as rheumatoid arthritis and also result in the majority of the joint injury that takes place during these circumstances, plus they may damage cells lining the colon, converting them directly into cancer cells. Thankfully, vitamin C as well as beta-carotene are incredibly proficient at eliminating these types of dangerous substances and may consequently avoid the injury.
Moreover, watermelons are a rich source of vitamin A, which helps maintain eye health and vitamin B6, which helps brain function and helps convert protein to energy.

Also contains the amino acids citrulline and arginine, which can help maintain arteries, blood flow and overall cardiovascular function. .Finally, it is a great source of potassium, which helps muscle and nerve function, helps maintain the body’s proper electrolyte and acid-base balance, and helps lower the risk of high blood pressure.

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Contact

Konstantinos Panagoulias
Address: Papaflessa 28A, Pyrgos, Ilia, Greece
Phone: +30.6971779292, +30.2621400757
Fax:+30.2621400757
E-mail: [email protected]

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